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CORPSMET Geospatial Metadata

File Generator

Description CORPSMET95, version 1.2, is a Windows-based program which allows users to build
Geospatial Metadata Files based on the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Meta-
data published by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). CORPSMET steps
the user through each section of the Content Standard. The Graphical User Interface
provides the user with information about each element as it is being entered, has pick-
lists in the form of scrolling menus, and allows the user to read in ASCII data from ex-
isting files for elements such as abstracts and summaries. In addition to its utility as a
tool to create metadata, CORPSMET is also a useful tool to familiarize yourself with
the numerous aspects of metadata

Key Capabilities
• Print and view metadata files

• Save sections for re-use (template generation)

• Provide "Help" information by linking to FGDC Metadata


• Guide user through mandatory and optional metadata sec-


• Checks for proper Uniform Resource Locator (URL)


ERDC POC U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and
Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), 72 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755, e-mail:

Distribution Sources Information about metadata and copies of the CORPSMET program can be obtained
via the World Wide Web from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Geospatial Metadata
Server at

Available Training Online help and tutorials are available through the Internet at URL:

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center May 2007